one day away, getting under way tomorrow night. so latest polls, obviously this is a good time for the romney camp. it's nice to see a big bounce after the debate. but -- and that's a big but -- polls are finicky things. and they have to know in that camp that this is the precarious position, paul. >> reporter: yeah, they're not taking anything for granted, romney campaign officials saying that, listen, they see polls go up, they see polls go down. they're staying with their same strategy. thank you for that trip down memory lane. i've been covering this race for a year and a half, so i appreciate those memories. this is interesting. the polls were starten to tighten up even before last week's debate. take a look at this, though. this is our cnn poll of polls. this averages the three national surveys of likely voters, live operator, nonpartisan surveys, and look at that, mitt romney, 48%, president obama, 47%. in the previous polls before the debate, the president had the slight advantage. that's national. what about the states?